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Theatrical Sales Coordinator

Music Box Films seeks a motivated, resourceful individual with a working knowledge of the arthouse, foreign language, documentary and independent cinema. The Theatrical Sales Coordinator works closely with the Director of Theatrical Distribution to see its slate of films find the widest possible release, in the best theatrical locations. The ideal candidate would be able to articulate and sell the catalog of films the Music Box has released.

Music Box Films is a Chicago-based independent film distribution company that specializes in foreign language, documentary and American independent releases. Our acquisitions are highly curated to appeal to the art house segment whose core demographic is an educated, affluent older audience. 

Theatrical Sales Coordinator Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the development of distribution strategies for a wide variety of theatrical releases
  • Implement these strategies nationwide
  • Negotiate the conditions of each engagement
  • Make best efforts to meet projected box office goals
  • Build and maintain relationships with national exhibitors
  • Distribute release schedules, screeners, links
  • Budget and monitor expenses related to print delivery, DCPs and VPFs
  • Point person for digital cinema integrators
  • Forecast, collect and distribute box office grosses
  • Confirm weekly holdovers and openings
  • Monitor release schedules of the competition
  • Work closely with the Marketing and Publicity team to ensure maximum regional exposure
  • Participate in the planning of print and digital ad campaigns; approve theater bases
  • Coordinate in-theater marketing, including Q&As, ROEs, and exhibitor-based promotions
  • Work with Director of Finance to settle film engagements and collect film rent
  • Manage the efforts of the Exhibitor Relations Coordinator

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Contributing member of the Music Box Films acquisition team
  • Contributing member of the Music Box Theatre programming team

Basic Qualifications:

  • Manage projects, timelines and works effectively under pressure
  • Prioritize work activities
  • Work well in a team environment
  • Multi-task by switching smoothly from one project or job to another
  • Basic knowledge of contemporary world cinema
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Proficiency with Apple and Windows operation systems, basic office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook) and Google Drive

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in theatrical motion picture sales and distribution or theatrical exhibition, including exhibition formats.
  • Some marketing background and experience

Additional Information: 

  • Reports to: Director of Theatrical Distribution, Music Box Films
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Compensation based upon experience
  • Southport Music Box Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer

To apply: Email resume, cover letter and references to Ryan Oestreich, General Manager at Music Box Theatre,